National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 People's Choice winner revealed
Kate Atkinson has been named winner of People's Choice Award in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019. Her portrait, The textile scientist, of Ruth Baig, was 457 votes ahead of the photographers in second place. Her prize includes a Broncolor Siros 800 L Outdoor Kit 2 valued at nearly $7,500.
The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 exhibition is currently touring regional galleries. Check out the website for details.
About the winning image
Ruth Baig was one of two females doing a science degree at Manchester University. In her thirties she travelled solo around India; she wept when she saw the Taj Mahal. The image is part of Atkinson’s ongoing project – The 8 x 10’s portrait series – which is about conversations, connections, and stories. It explores the importance of relationships, and how vital they are to human happiness and existence. In our society, the elderly become seemingly invisible, but within these people are histories – exciting, incredible, rich lives … if only we take the time to ask.
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